My story
would make
a great film

My story
would make
a great
film

until 4-JUL

AVANCA PITCH SESSIONS is an international film script competition that promotes the creation and dissemination of stories for feature and short films, helping good ideas to be presented to the industry.

The focus of the second edition of AVANCA PITCH SESSIONS is on screenplay, production and filmmaking, with a panel of expert judges in these areas.

News

Talk
Coaching
Sessions
Awards

In this parallel initiative to the 25th AVANCA Film Festival, the Expert Panel analyzes and evaluates, selecting a short list of 5 features and 10 short films that move on to the next stage.

The nominees gain access to the Talk&Coaching ‘Pitch for Cinema program conducted by Rui Pedro Tendinha, which transmits and advises participants on best practices in the presentation of film projects. It ends with the PitchSessions, the moment when the 15 nominees present their pitch to the jury.

Sub
missi
ons

Send your application until
4 JUL
The list of nominees is released on 13 JUL

4 JUL

WOR
K
SHOP

Nominees have access to the exclusive pitch preparation workshop.
PITCHTALK
PITCHCOACHING
with Rui Tendinha

19, 22 e 23 JUL

SE
SSi
ONS

The nominees present their pitch to the Jury. Live from Cine-Teatro de Estarreja and broadcast online.

28 e 29 JUL, in the afternoon

4 JUL

19, 22 e 23 JUL

28 e 29 JUL, in the afternoon

Jury

The AVANCA PITCH SESSIONS jury includes professionals in film production and communication, representing the excellence of the media and audiovisual industry, focused on selecting and promoting new projects and authors.

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Rui Tendinha

RUI TENDINHA

Cine Tendinha / SIC
Antena 3

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Amparo Rodriguez

Amparo Rodríguez

(Spain)
Actress and Cultural Manager. Coordinator in Seville of the GECA - Asociación Andaluza de Profesionales de la Gestión Cultural.

Bernardo Cabral

Bernardo Cabral

(Portugal)
Award-winning director and producer, founder of the CurtaAçores Film Festival. Vice president of FPCC- Federação Portuguesa de Cineclubes.

João Sanchez

João Sanchez

(Portugal)
Director of photography for the film “Corte” nominated for the Cannes Film Festival. Graduated from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, his films premiered at the Cinemateca and “A Maneira certa de encontrar casa” was the most watched film and most read article in Público in 2018

Luciana Abad

(Argentina)
Cinema distributor in Argentina, has a pioneering role in the worldwide distribution of short films. Recently she started working with feature films and series.

Nuno Camarneiro

NUNO CAMARNEIRO

(Portugal)
Physicist, researcher, university professor and writer. In 2012, he won the Leya Prize for his novel “Debaixo de Algum Céu”.

Awards

Winners AVANCA PITCH SESSIONS

Feature Films: 1 500 euros
Short Films: 750 euros

The prizes are awarded by the Avanca Film Fund and in accordance with its specific regulations, in the form of pre, post and film production services and specialized consultancy.

Screening of the Film produced in a Special Session.

NETWORKING With Producers and Distributors
PARTICIPATION In the pitch preparation workshop
DISCLOSURE In the Official Catalog of AVANCA 2021

Submit your
application

To the email avancapitchsessions@gmail.com until 18:00 on the 4th July 2021, with a single document in pdf format containing:

# Project title
# Category you are applying for
# Synopsis with a maximum of 600 words
# Short CV with identification and contact details

CONTENT IN PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH AND SPANISH IS ACCEPTED.

Avanca Cine Club respects the DGS indications regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Avanca Pitch Sessions takes place at Cine Teatro of Estarreja without the presence of an audience, with online transmission based on digital platforms and social networks.

Talk & coaching sessions take place with access reserved for participants and PitchSessions are broadcast to the public through social networks.

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